Project Arnprior Cares: Support a Refugee Family

Dear friends,

The world continues to face a problem of forced migration, where millions of people are forced to leave their societies because of various reasons including threats, oppression, persecution and other types of hardships.

As we continue to appreciate the good will and compassion of members of Arnprior community because of the successful PAW (Project Arnprior Welcome), we would like to bring to your attention and request for your support for another case of a refugee family.

We have currently received in our community a gentleman who left his home with fear of being threatened because of his anti-corruption efforts. Canadian Immigration services found his case eligible for protection. Fearing threats, his family (wife and three children) also left their home and now they are in third country.

The reunification is one of the most pressing needs of the family. The family is seriously affected by this underserved and forced separation. Understanding that family unity is a fundamental principle of refugee protection, different groups of the Arnprior community would like to support and help the family satisfy its immediate needs as well as the reunification process.

A number of church groups and other members of our community are working together to mobilize required resources in order to be able to help the family. We hope to support them for one year or less: we hope the wife and husband will be able to find jobs as they accomplished university education and can speak English and French.
To realize this humanitarian project, we would like mobilize our community members and friends and raise a minimum of CAD$ 30,000. This amount of money will help the family meet the many challenges of resettlement, including basic needs for housing, food, clothing, transportation.

 

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We ask you to donate as you are able

This project is jointly initiated and supported by different groups including: church communities and other community organizations in Arnprior. They invite people of good will to join them and express their kindness by supporting the initiative.

Note: To honour the family’s pro-peace and anti-corruption efforts (which it is victim of), we would love to collect money and other donations only earned through ethical deals/works. Also, donations from people or companies that support nuclear weapons are not accepted.

Tax receipts will be provided for donations over $20.


Select "Arnprior Cares" from the fund drop down box

To donate by cheque:

  • Make Cheque payable to "Grace St Andrew United Church".
  • With "Arnprior Cares" on the memo line of the cheque.
  • Office times are: Monday-Friday, 9-11:30 a.m.

We thank you so much for your generosity.

In gratitude,

Project Arnprior Cares Sponsorship Committee

Last Update: February 1, 2019